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FOMO Anxiety

what every parent must know about FOMO Anxiety

Like many other 6-year-olds, when I was younger, I always wanted to play outside with the neighbours’ kids. Sadly, my mom wouldn’t let me until I had done my homework and cleaned my room. I remember how much it stung to look out the window and see the other children swinging from the dusty tire strung to the old oak tree. I remember the deep pain that accompanied hearing those soul-piercing, high pitched screams of children having a good time. Many times I cried because I couldn’t join in. That my dear is FOMO.   What is FOMO? FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out –  in its simplest terms is the sense that others are having a more rewarding […]

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How to help your teen overcome FOMO

The concept of FOMO is not new to us. It’s very rational for teens to wonder what happens when they aren’t around or when their friends go out without them. But this anxiety became more profound, with the advent of social media. The Oxford English dictionary added this concept to their lexicon in 2013, and defined it as “Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media.” Fundamentally, FOMO is “the grass is greener on the other side” syndrome. It can affect anyone, even parents. Are you wondering how to recognise FOMO? Just ask yourself the following questions. Is your teen habitually or continuously checking their phone? Does he/she […]

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4 Insidious Ways Snapchat Gives your teen FOMO Anxiety

If you have been under a tunnel for the past five years and still don’t know the app, Snapchat is an instant messaging, and multimedia mobile app that allows users to interact using temporary images, videos or private messages, otherwise known as “snaps”. It also enables its users to compile snaps into a chronological storyline that all of their friends can view. The app refers to these creations as “Snap Stories”.   You can spot the Snapchat app on your child’s phone by its signature white ghost logo on a yellow background, which is an adequate representation of the disappearing messages and posts.   Because it is one of the world’s most popular smartphone apps among teens, it often leaves […]

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what every parent must know about FOMO Anxiety

Like many other 6-year-olds, when I was younger, I always wanted to play outside with the neighbours’ kids. Sadly, my […]

How to help your teen overcome FOMO

The concept of FOMO is not new to us. It’s very rational for teens to wonder what happens when they […]

4 Insidious Ways Snapchat Gives your teen FOMO Anxiety

If you have been under a tunnel for the past five years and still don’t know the app, Snapchat is […]